This article contains an overview of GED prep facilities in New City and its surroundings. New York State uses the GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.
The GED assessment measures knowledge at that level that’s similar to what may be expected of graduating high school students.
The diploma that you’ll receive after passing the exam is all over America accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma.
In the years 2014-2021, the state used the TASC exam for this purpose. However, this program was not continued and ended by the end of 2021. Earlier TASC results also count for the GED!
The GED® (General Education Development) test has four separate and independent sub-exams that cover the subject fields of Reading and Writing, combined into 1 Language Arts test, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
The GED exam cannot be taken on paper. It is exclusively offered in a computer-based format. The four exams cannot be taken online (yet) in New York State. You’ll have to come to one of the state’s official GED test facilities.
You don’t have to take the full GED battery all at once. You can sit for the four subtests one or more at a time if you wish.
In New York State, there is no cost for High School Equivalency testing, which is only available to state residents.
New City GED prep locations
Rockland-Westchester Counties Literacy Volunteers (In New City Library)
220 N Main St – New City – NY 10956 – Ph: (845) 708-9072
Literacy Volunteers of Rockland County offers GED instruction through some 150 volunteers at 17 libraries across Rockland County.
New City Free Library (online resources)
220 N Main St – New City – NY 10956 – Ph: (845) 634-4997
Prep sites around New City (cities by alphabet)
Rockland Community College Career Center
37 West Broad St – Haverstraw – NY 10927 – Ph: (845) 348-3500 ext. 3591
Huntington Learning Center of Nanuet
58 E Route 59 – Nanuet – NY 10954 – Ph: (845) 624-6800
Rockland BOCES Adult Education
131 N Midland Ave – Nyack – NY 10960 – Ph: (845) 348-3500 x 3508
Ossining Public Library (Online Resources)
53 Croton Ave – Ossining – NY 10562 – Ph: (914) 231-3264/941-2416
Peekskill Church Of The Assumption (PNW BOCES)
131 Union Ave – Peekskill – NY 10566 – Ph: (914) 248-2414
Sylvan Learning of Pleasantville
57 Wheeler Ave – Pleasantville – NY 10570 – Ph: (914) 440-3112
Rockland Community College
145 College Rd – Suffern – NY 10901 – Ph: (845) 348-3500 x 3508
65 Parrott Rd – West Nyack – NY 10994 – Ph: (845) 348-3500 x 3508
Rochambeau Alternative High
228 Fisher Ave – White Plains, NY 10606 – Ph: (914) 422-2420
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Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Adult Education
200 BOCES Dr – Yorktown Heights – NY 10598 – Ph: (914) 248-2414
GED prep classes are offered in Ossining, Peekskill, and Yorktown
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To see if you are eligible for the GED program, check out GED Testing in New York State.
New City area GED testing centers
Rockland Community College – Haverstraw Extension
37 W Broad St | Room 112 & 113 | Haverstraw | NY 10927 | Ph (845) 574-4163
Rockland BOCES GED Test Center
131 N Midland Ave | Nyack | NY 10960 | Ph (845) 574-4269
Rockland Community College
145 College Rd | Technology Building | Suffern | NY 10901 | Ph (845) 574-6201
Education Opportunity Center-Westchester
26 S Broadway | Yonkers | NY 10701 | Ph (914) 606-7656
Yonkers Pathways to Success
75 Riverdale Ave | One Larkin Center | Yonkers | NY 10701 | Ph (914) 376-8600
Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center-Room 202
200 BOCES Dr | Yorktown Heights | NY 10598 | Ph (914) 248-2417
The four independent GED sub-exams are scored on a 100-200 scale. On EACH sub-exam, the minimally required score is 145. No exceptions, no averaging! This score is minimally required on EACH subtest.
So the passing range is 145-200, and this range is divided into three sections:
- 145-164: Scores in this section are labeled High School Equivalent.
- 165-174: Scores in this section are College-Ready results.
- 175-200: Scores in this range will additionally result in up to 10 college credits, depending on the college and the testing subject field.
Get optimally prepared
The GED exam is rather challenging. The passing scores are set so that about forty percent of high school graduates would not be able to pass the exam on the first try! So you’ll understand that proper preparation is your key to success.
You may opt to contact one of the above-listed prep facilities and learn under the guidance of a teacher. If you can manage to study independently, using a good online course may be a great alternative for you. Online learning allows you to study at times and locations that you prefer.
Last Updated on June 19, 2022.